Brian Hoyer views himself as Browns' starter

As Clevleland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer got back on the field during a minicamp for the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last season, he still views himself as the starter.

"Until someone tells me otherwise, I feel like I'm the starter for this team," Hoyer told Cleveland reporters.

Hoyer won both of his first two starts last season before injuring his knee against the Buffalo Bills.

Of course, the Browns could draft a rookie quarterback to become their starter.

And they also auditioned veteran quarterbacks Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen at their minicamp.

"I know we don't play a game until August, but I also know that in order to be the guy in August you put the time in in the offseason," Hoyer said.

At the very least, Hoyer figures to be in the Browns' plans as a bridge to their next starter.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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